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2,290 new COVID-19 cases nationally and 3 more clusters in Bangkok reported today

More clusters of COVID-19 infections have emerged in Bangkok and elsewhere, as new infections in Thailand increased by 2,290 today (Friday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). 27 more deaths were also reported.

CCSA Assistant Spokeswoman Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said today that, in addition to the new clusters in Bangkok, six others were found in Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom, Songkhla, Phetchaburi and Chanthaburi provinces.

The new clusters in Bangkok are at the Worasit construction site in Laksi, where 59 construction workers were found to be infected, at the Soi Lalai Sap market in Bang Rak district, where 13 vendors and 7 family members have tested positive for the virus, and at a garment factory in Phasi Charoen district, where 37 out of 330 workers were found to be infected.

She said that there are now 78 COVID clusters in Bangkok alone.

In Samut Prakan province, 67 workers at a garment export company in Bang Sao Thong district were found to be infected yesterday and 63 workers at two poultry processing plants in Samphran and Krathum Baen districts were also found to be infected on the same day.

In Sadao district, of the southern province of Songkhla, 19 workers at a rubber glove factory have tested positive for the virus, while 13 people at the Thai-Cambodian market were also found to be infected.

Cumulative infections since April 1st, 2021, have now reached 160,965, including 43,428 who are still being treated in hospitals.

A woman and her two-month-old daughter became the first two Delta (Indian) variant COVID-19 infections recorded in the northeastern province of Loei.

The provincial health chief Preeda Woraharn said that the mother and child lived in a construction worker housing camp in Laksi district of Bangkok, where several Delta variant infections were found.

They both traveled with 3 other people in the same vehicle from Bangkok to their hometown in Ban Nong Thum village of Muang district.

Mr. Preeda said, however, that all five of them have been treated and discharged from the district hospital on May 30th and are now in home quarantine for observation.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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